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DROP RULE

Name

DROP RULE — Removes an existing rule from the database
DROP RULE name
  

Inputs

name

The name of an existing rule to drop.

Outputs

DROP

Message returned if successfully.

ERROR: RewriteGetRuleEventRel: rule "name" not found

This message occurs if the specified rule does not exist.

Description

DROP RULE drops a rule from the specified Postgres rule system. Postgres will immediately cease enforcing it and will purge its definition from the system catalogs.

Notes

The DROP RULE statement is a Postgres language extension.

Refer to CREATE RULE for information on how to create rules.

Bugs

Once a rule is dropped, access to historical information the rule has written may disappear.

Usage

To drop the rewrite rule newrule:

   DROP RULE newrule
  

Compatibility

SQL92

There is no DROP RULE in SQL92.

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